Celebrating Suffrage in Greater Glens Falls & the Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial Auto Tour committees are seeking a female identifying, black actor to portray a series of roles, including Queen Tiye of Egypt, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, in the suffrage pageant *Forward Into Light Reimagined*.

This is a non-speaking role. However, actors interested in memorizing Sojourner Truth’s 1851 speech to the Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, OH will be considered.

Rehearsals will be in Glens Falls, and scheduled based on availability of the cast.

Performance date is Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM. Cast members are expected to be available from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM the day of the performance.

Interested parties please contact Tisha Dolton, pageant director at tishadoltonmusic@gmail.com or 518-792-6508 x292.

*Forward Into Light Reimagined* is a history based program using the popular late 19th-early 20th century art form of the pageant to tell the story of women’s rights throughout history with a heavy focus on the US suffrage movement.  Actors in white will perform to narration  and songs, including “The March of the Women” by Dame Ethel Smyth. The pageant is the final stop on The Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial Auto Tour.  The tour commemorates and celebrates the passing of the 19th Amendment in 1920 and recognizes and demonstrates the many ways women fought for the right to vote prior to 1920. Special attention is given to hometown and national
heroes throughout the 4-weekend event.  Event details are available on the website champlainvalleywomen.com. All events are free and open to the public.

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